Associate Professor and Director of PhD/DSW Programs in Social Work

Employer
Barry University, Inc.
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Oct 29, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

This position is a full time 12-month faculty position responsible for teaching in the MSW, PhD, and DSW Programs. In addition to this teaching workload of four (4), this position is responsible for the development and sustainability of daily program and administrative operations associated with the PhD Program and the online DSW Program. The position is responsible for writing and ensuring adherence to program guidelines and procedures, coordinating the all matters related to student matriculation, committee assignments, and the development of course schedules. The person in this position will serve as Chair of the Doctoral Committee, participate in the interviewing and admissions of all PhD students, conduct interviews and participates in all information sessions in the recruitment of DSW students, attends all dissertations and capstone project presentations, graduations and orientations. The person in this position serves as compliance officer for the Program, makes recommendations for curriculum enhancement as a result of consistently scanning the academic environment and hiring markets. Prepares and submits all required reports; maintains data related to enrollment, retention, graduation, and career outcome.

Essential Functions  

Note: This position is a full time 12-month faculty position responsible for teaching in the MSW, PhD, and DSW Programs with administrative responsibilities as described below.

 

1. Performs all administrative tasks associated with the daily operations of the PhD and DSW Programs by:

  • Ensuring full compliance with Program and accreditation educational policies and standards; Consulting with the School’s Assessment Plan Liaison to review student performance outcomes. Ensuring all curricular and program related guidelines and procedures, assessments, and enhancement forms are properly documented and posted and consistently prepares the DSW Online Program for accreditation.

  • Providing supervision, guidance, and advising to doctoral students.

  • Preparing Academic Course Schedules for each semester for each program and submits to Associate Dean for faculty course assignments in accordance with the School and University timeframes.

  • Producing and annually distributing Program Student Handbook; upgrading graduate catalog; interpreting and implementing all program policies and/or guidelines.

  • Consulting with faculty regarding procedures in the handling of student issues; ensuring due process for the handling and management of all student issues, including grievances and appeals.

  • Note: This position is a full time 12-month faculty position responsible for teaching in the MSW, PhD, and DSW Programs with administrative responsibilities as described below.

  • Performs all administrative tasks associated with the daily operations of the PhD and DSW Programs by

  • Ensuring full compliance with Program and accreditation educational policies and standards; Consulting with the School’s Assessment Plan Liaison to review student performance outcomes. Ensuring all curricular and program related guidelines and procedures, assessments, and enhancement forms are properly documented and posted and consistently prepares the DSW Online Program for accreditation.

  • Providing supervision, guidance, and advising to doctoral students.

  • Preparing Academic Course Schedules for each semester for each program and submits to Associate Dean for faculty course assignments in accordance with the School and University timeframes.

  • Producing and annually distributing Program Student Handbook; upgrading graduate catalog; interpreting and implementing all program policies and/or guidelines.

  • Consulting with faculty regarding procedures in the handling of student issues; ensuring due process for the handling and management of all student issues, including grievances and appeals.

  • Organizing and delivering a Program that is well managed with strict attention to the students’ implicit and explicit curricular experiences and providing extended learning opportunities and pathways for career opportunities.

  • Consulting with students regarding matriculation, professional standards, and other matters relevant to successful completion of the program; approves all withdrawals, grade changes, core performance evaluations, graduation applications, transcripts, transfer credits, waiver credits, Exceptions to Guidelines and University policies, and course plans for each student.

  • Maintaining report data, which includes enrollment, withdrawals, graduation rates, retention rates, career outcomes etc.; administers student satisfaction surveys, analyzes results and implements plans for quality improvement; analyzes program data and prepares administrative reports to the Dean and CSWE. Preparing required reports.

  • Collaborating with the MSW, BSW, and Field Education Directors to develop program goals and carry out initiatives that promote the mission of the School and University.

  • Attending all administrative meetings, Program Director Meetings, School Council meetings, student events, pinning ceremonies, and graduation ceremonies, and convening and directing meetings with site personnel and other constituents.

 

 2. Advances professional knowledge and skills related to the trauma-informed curriculum; contributes to social work education by:

  • Engaging in collaborative research

  • Engaging in scholarly work to include presentation at local, regional, national, and/or international conferences and/or publications. Facilitating at least one presentation per academic year at a refereed venue.

  • Planning continuing education seminars in clinical practice, grant writing, and areas of study that supports licensure renewal for MSW graduates. 

  • Engaging in scholarly work to include presentation at local, regional, national, and/or international conferences and/or publications. Facilitating at least one presentation per academic year at a refereed venue.

 

3. Planning and managing all recruitment, admissions, and enrollment by:

  • Interviewing and rendering a final determination to admit applicants to the DSW Program.

  • Increase visibility of the PhD and DSW Programs and the  School of Social Work by

  • Collaborating with Director of Graduate Admissions on all matters related to student orientations, promotional events, and conversion initiatives designed to stimulate enrollment.

  • Providing student advisement and mentoring all enrolled doctoral students, including the hiring of adjunct faculty to support student advising.

  • In collaboration with the Student Services Coordinator, assisting in the development of student projects to include professional development events, community volunteer events, transdisciplinary learning experiences, and social justice activities for students in collaboration with the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice.

  • Collaborating with the School’s Marketing Manager in the promotion of the Program, including website updates, special announcements, and collateral.

  • Facilitating planning meetings with the Director of Graduate Admissions and participating in efforts to recruit and enroll students in the program.

  • Facilitating the announcement and disbursement of scholarships to doctoral students in collaboration with the Manager of Operations and planning all ceremonies associated with such awards with the Student Services Coordinator.

Advanced Skills
  • Position requires effective problem-solving skill set, leadership and ability to collaborate in strategic planning activities and program development and management

  • Ability to develop, implement and facilitate programming associated with the program.  Develop and maintain community relationships, develop and direct student experience within MSW Program

  • Ability to use multiple software including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, platforms such as SharePoint, InPlace, Zoom, AIS/Colleague, Canvas, and other University software platforms

  • Prepares own correspondence

  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports, program proposals, independent correspondence, and feasibility studies.  This position requires excellent written and oral skills since it involves interfacing with community partners, and responding to student issues through clear written and oral communication.

 

Accountabilities and Furthering the University Mission
  • Promote core values of the university at numerous campus and community events (local, state, national) through research, scholarship, teaching, presenting and facilitating

  • Professional and collaborative service is an expectation of this office.

  • The mission of our School is congruent with the mission of the University. This program underscores the university’s strong commitment to social justice, service learning, and partnering with community

 

Collaboration/Service
  • Exchange of routine, factual information and/or answering routine questions.

  • Exchange detailed information or resolve varied problems.

  • Access to and/or works with sensitive and/or confidential information.

  • Identify needs/concerns of others, determine potential solutions, resolve or redirect appropriately.

  • Persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas or collaborate on significant projects.

  • Resolve conflict, negotiate or collaborate on major projects.

  • Handle sensitive issues and facilitate collaboration at the highest level.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and work quality.

 

Additional Information
  • Decisions have significant, broad implications for the management and operations of a division. Position contributes to decisions on the overall strategy and direction of The University.

  • Problems are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation. Problems are solved using knowledge and skills, and general precedents and practices.

  • Results are defined and existing practices are used as guidelines to determine specific work methods and carries out work activities independently; supervisor/manager is available to resolve problems.

  • Office environment / no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands.

  • This position may be required to teach courses within the School of Social Work and shall be paid at the adjunct rate for assigned workload.

 

Qualifications/Requirements
  • Doctoral degree – Field of study: Social Work

  • 5-8 years related experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations.